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Just Blocks Away from the Historic Granbury Square and Festivals!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom Two Bath Right Across the Street from the City Beach

Heavenhill, built in the 1890s, is not your typical home away from home! Quirky and quiet yet so close to the square it is a perfect set up for a family, girls' weekend, or even for writers and journalists. Shelbie, an interior designer and historic preservationist, wanted to keep the historic integrity of the home yet make it comfortable for modern times.

The cottage boasts two bedrooms (Gallery Room: full Bed and Quilt Room: two twin beds) with two full bathrooms including a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and pantry/utility room with a washer and dryer. An old, enormous pecan tree shades the comfortable back porch stocked with quality rocking chairs and a patio with a picnic table. If you like to cook out…well there is also a grill for anyone to use!

Heavenhill is in walking distance to Hewlett Park and the City Beach (seriously just MINUTES!). If you like antiquing, then you are in luck! Heavenhill & Witherspoon’s Antique Mall share backyards! Located just 3 blocks from the square, you can do almost everything by foot or bike! If you like to take long walks or ride your bike then you can hop on “The Moments in Time” hike and bike trail which is right in front of Hh!

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Shelbie Miller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Shelbie Miller

Shelbie is an interior designer by day and innkeeper by night?! She freelance designs for new and old construction but specializes in historic renovation/restoration. She is a newlywed too. Her husband, Sam, and their three cats live on his family farm in a 1907 farmhouse that they have been restoring for many years. We run cattle and raise kitties.

Shelbie Miller purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Shelbie Miller chose Lake Granbury

This home is very near and dear to Shelbie's heart. Her mother purchased the home in 2002 when Shelbie was just about to graduate from high school. After school Shelbie and her mother would go over to the property to peel back the layers of remodeling. One fun day we discovered a signature on the bead board ceiling that said: Josephine Heavenhill + Little Louise Miller Cross of the Heart Jan. 1, 1893. That was the day the little home was named: Heavenhill! For ten years the little home sat while Shelbie went to college and started her own career and her mother ventured out west. Shelbie never forgot Hh since it was her first love (of old houses). Out of the blue, Shelbie's mother gave her a present in 2012: Heavenhill. She immediately put her whole life savings into this home to restore and share with the community.

What makes this cottage unique

Take a step back in time in this little gem of a cottage. Art and History come together for a unique stay in Granbury!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our family weekend here. This place is very inspiring!

-we had fun listening to old records
Nov 2014
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Granbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Quilt Room Bath - toilet , shower
    Gallery Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Gallery Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Just Blocks Away from the Historic Granbury Square and Festivals!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 25 reviews

Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal. We had everything we needed for a relaxing girl's weekend. We enjoyed the attention to details. Thanks for leaving the history of the house. The rockers on the porch were great, I wish we'd packed mosquito repellant.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm glad y'all enjoyed Hh! I should have noted that mosquito spray and even citronella candles were in the cabinet on the porch! So sorry! I'd love to have y'all back, yall were great guests!
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Garland, Tx

Charming Vintage Property

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed this property in Granbury, Tx. Would recommend. Comfortable, clean, historical.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love HeavenHill!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time to stay at HeavenHill, but this time w/my sisters! Perfect setting for 3...2 rooms, one w/a full bed & bath, another w/2 comfy twins & a bath. We walked to the square several times(about 10 minutes), & had a blast shopping, eating (go to Paradise Bistro & Cafe for breakfast...just go...delicious breakfast sandwich w/avocado, pancakes, eggs, frappuccinos, etc...YUM... We went there 3 times for breakfast, coffee, & snacks). Had fun at the drive in, listened to records, & ate in one night using the cute little stove! Loved hanging on the porch, & seeing all the little quirky, fun things in the house. Shelbie did an amazing job restoring this house... You can feel the love put in. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford, TX

We heart Heavenhill

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my best friend and I have chosen to stay at Heavenhill for our annual girls trip weekend. Shelbie is a wonderful hostess. We really love staying here and being within walking distance to the square. We did miss the wifi though.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio/Arlington

So Great!

  • 5 of 5

Heavenhill was beautiful! You can tell that Shelbie renovated the house with much love in her heart. It is charming and whimsical! We had eloped on Good Friday and chose Heavenhill as our honeymoon cottage. We will come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Impeccably maintained property within walking distance to the lake and the town square

  • 5 of 5

What started out as a quick ,"just for the heck of it" week end get away has turned into a yearly mother/daughter trip. There's nothing better then sitting out on the back porch in the rocking chairs at night and just enjoying the peace and quiet. You can't beat the location...just cut through the backyard and you're antique shopping or just a few more steps and you can be sitting on the pristine sand enjoying the lake. The cottage has plenty of room with all the modern conveniences but the period furnishings take you back in time. My grown daughter and I are already planning on next years trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The historic Brazos Drive-in Theatre is a must for couples and families.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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Tax Rate 13.0%

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